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  1. Cardinals expected to lose all five free-agents-to-be

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals aren’t expected to retain the services of any of the five players headed into free agency once the World Series is over. Fortunately, none of the five are key contributors.

  2. On Mike Matheny and Michael Wacha

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    The decision that doomed the Cardinals.

  3. Travis Ishikawa sends Giants to World Series on walk-off three-run homer

    Oct 16, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    The Giants are headed to the World Series for the third time in the past five seasons.

  4. Michael Morse hits game-tying solo homer in eighth inning of NLCS Game 5

    Oct 16, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    We have a brand new ballgame in San Francisco.

  5. Introducing NBC SportsWorld

    Oct 15, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

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    We have a new longform site. At least that’s what all the cool kids call it these days. We just call it great, substantial writing.

  6. Cardinals beat Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw yet again, advance to fourth straight NLCS

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals are heading to the NLCS for the fourth consecutive season, and for the ninth time since 2000.

  7. Cardinals power past Dodgers in Game 3 of NLDS, grab 2-1 lead in series

    Oct 7, 2014, 12:13 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals are now just one win away from a trip to the NLCS.

  8. Matt Kemp homers late, sends Dodgers to NLDS Game 2 win to even the series at 1-1

    Oct 5, 2014, 1:09 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals and Dodgers traded late homers, but it was Matt Kemp’s solo shot in the bottom of the eighth that allowed the Dodgers to emerge victorious, evening the NLDS at 1-1.

  9. Eight-run seventh inning sends Cardinals to 1-0 NLDS lead over the Dodgers

    Oct 3, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

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    Game 1 of the NLDS went off-script and it turned out to be a fun match-up between bitter playoff rivals.

  10. The Cardinals send the Brewers to their ninth straight loss

    Sep 5, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals now have a four-game lead over the Brewers in the National League Central.

  11. John Lackey gives Pat Neshek a ball autographed by Babe Ruth in exchange for his jersey number

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    A long and rich tradition of giving up expensive things for a jersey number continues.

  12. Impending free agent All-Star Pat Neshek wants to stay with the Cardinals

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Neshek is 5-0 with a 0.78 ERA and 49/6 K/BB ratio in 46 innings and he’s two months from hitting the open market for the first sizable payday of his career.

  13. Pat Neshek’s soaring triumph tinged with sorrow

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    MINNEAPOLIS — The most remarkable and wonderful part about the Pat Neshek story is that it isn’t one story. It is 10 different stories going over top of each other like different children’s hands working their way up the handle of a baseball bat in that game to decide who hits first. When Neshek starts crying…

  14. Miguel Montero to replace Yadier Molina on the NL All-Star roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will start for the NL All-Stars after all. Miguel Montero makes the roster, taking the place of the injured Yadier Molina.

  15. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  17. Randy Choate got the win after throwing one pitch

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Pitcher wins are the best stat ever.

  18. Cardinals sign Pat Neshek

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have signed right-hander Pat Neshek to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Neshek, 33, posted a 3.35 ERA and 29/15 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings over 45 relief appearances with the Athletics last season. The sidearmer elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster in November.…

  19. Multiple teams interested in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors reports that there are 6-8 teams with “varying degrees” of interest in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth. He’s said to be looking for a major league contract, but nothing is considered imminent. Farnsworth, who turns 38 in April, had a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances between the Rays and…

  20. Pat Neshek: “I still feel the devastation and I don’t know if that will change”

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Pat Neshek and his wife lost their son, Gehrig John Neshek, one day after he was born in October. Six months later the A’s reliever spoke to John Hickey of San Jose Mercury News about the tragic death: The devastation has never left me. … I don’t think I’ve had time to come to terms…

  21. Phoenix Municipal Stadium only has one more spring training left in it

    Mar 5, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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    It was announced this morning that 2014 will be the last season the Athletics train at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. They’re going to move into Hohokam Park, where the Cubs currently train, after the Cubs move into their new place in Mesa and after Hohokam gets a $20 million face lift. Arizona State University’s baseball team…

  22. Pat Neshek, A’s avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Nov 28, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Oakland has avoided arbitration with Pat Neshek by signing the reliever to a one-year deal, according to Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com. Neshek spent most of this year at Triple-A in the Orioles’ farm system, but was sold to the A’s in August, got called up to Oakland, and tossed 20 innings with a 1.37 ERA…

  23. Carlos Corporan loses 16-month-old son

    Oct 13, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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    The Associated Press passes along tragic news: The 16-month-old son of Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has died. Corporan told the team Saturday that Carlos Corporan Jr., had died. The team said he had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011. The team released a statement Saturday offering its condolences to the…

  24. HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

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    I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things. If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff…

  25. Pat Neshek pitches A’s out of jam in first appearance since the death of his infant son

    Oct 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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    A’s right-hander Pat Neshek undoubtedly took the mound with a heavy heart when he was called from the bullpen in the seventh inning of tonight’s ALDS Game 1 against the Tigers — only three days after losing his infant son just 23 hours after childbirth. But the side-armer looked plenty composed. Neshek induced a fielder’s…

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